The St. Camillus campus is 14 acres and most of that is comprised of impervious surface - parking lots, building roofs and driveways. Rain falling on these impervious surfaces and hillsides cannot seep back into the ground and runs off into the storm sewers, which flow into the Northwest Branch and then the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. The runoff carries pollutants and its volume and speed scours the land causing erosion and flooding.
In an effort to be good stewards of the land, the parish took steps toward reducing stormwater runoff and its effects. During Maryland Day to Serve Week, we implemented a conservation landscaping project to slow the flow of rain runoff and erosion on the hillside running down along the driveway from the church to the main parking lot. The construction of the four sites involved more than 85 volunteers and included the planting of nearly 400 shrubs and plants.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1 (800) 799-7233
1 (800) 787-3224 (TTy for Hearing Impaired)
http://www.thehotline.org/ In case of immediate danger or emergency, call 911
Abused Persons Program (240) 777-4673
1301 Piccard Drive, 1st Floor, Rockville. Office is open to assist individuals experiencing domestic violence. Program has advocates who accompany persons seeking protections orders to court. Agency refers people who use violence for counseling.
Family Justice Center (240) 773-0444
The Center provides counseling, intakes, protective orders 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F
600 E. Jefferson Suite 500, Rockville, MD.
Princes George’s County
Family Crisis Center (301) 731-1203
The Center provides crisis assessment, counseling, and shelter. They also offer counseling for persons who use violence in intimate relationships.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
Prince George's County Parish Regional Coordinator
4601 Presidents Drive, Suite 215
Lanham, MD 20706
301.731.4703 ext 307
District of Columbia
Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE) (202) 879-7857
500 Indiana Ave., NW, Rm 4550, Washington DC. SAFE provides on-call advocacy 24 hours/day
House of Ruth Agency provides counseling and shelter services. (202) 667-7001
Purple Line Compact - A Roadmap to Fair Development
Please, consider signing the on-line petition www.bit.ly/PurpleCompact to urge the elected officials in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties to protect thousands of financially vulnerable, immigrant working-families from being displaced by a development along the proposed Purple Line. There are serious concerns that in the absence of a robust effort to protect affordable housing, the new development will cause rental prices to rise and a large numbers of vulnerable individuals and families will be ''priced out" of their apartments. Many of them belong Catholic Community of Langley Park. If you want to learn more details our collaborative involvement on this issue, please visit: www.united4commongood.org
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